Welcome to

The Shepherds Inn


We are now delighted to offer delicious takeaway food

Shepherds at Home

A Country Pub in the Heart of Cumbria

Welcome to the Shepherds Inn Melmerby, we are a family owned pub nestled at the bottom of Hartside in the Eden valley.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside in the picturesque fellside village of Melmerby. We offer a warm welcome, good pub food, beers and wine.

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We Look Forward to Welcoming You

Mike is responsible for “banging the pans” ably assisted by enthusiastic local helpers… Mike has also been known to (badly) pull the odd pint or two…

Margaret looks after front of house and keeps Mike in check.

Country Pub in Lake District
Cumbrian Fields

Together we’ve been in catering for many years working here ,there and everywhere. So, 3 years ago we bought the Shepherds Inn, it’s had its ups and downs in recent years but we thought it deserved the chance to get back to what it once was, friendly with simple, good quality food done consistently.

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Something You Should Know…

Shepherds Inn Pub in Melmerby

Things that are true!

  • The atmosphere is friendly, relaxed and very informal

  • We welcome dogs and children… in that order 🙂 and can provide treats for both

  • We put ingredients together in tasty combinations that we hope you like

  • WiFi has finally arrived in Cumbria

  • We like gin – from everywhere but in particular, local

  • We have great local staff, who will remember your name (but it may be your dog’s)

  • We do Cumbrian portions

Things we don’t do!

  • Pour your wine

  • Try to win awards for innovative cooking… So no foams, gels or technical wizardry here

  • Treat you like a stranger… We welcome everyone, whether it’s your first or 100th visit

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01768 889 064